The Fair

FIRENZE – FORTEZZA DA BASSO / H. 10:00 – 22:00

Events

ARTISTI IN SCENA
ARTISANS ON STAGE

A comprehensive programme of live demonstrations organised by all the artisans of the various Fair sections, with special focus on makers and digital handicrafts.

DEL MESTIERE DI LEONARDO: IMMAGINARE, PROGETTARE E REALIZZARE IL FUTURO
LEONARDO’S TRADE: IMAGINING, PLANNING AND MAKING THE FUTURE

A series of meetings, seminars and workshops curated by Fondazione Giovanni Michelucci and
Fondazione Architetti Firenze (Florence Architects Foundation), exploring the new relationships between design and handicrafts.

CORTE DEI SAPORI
THE COURT OF FLAVOURS

A completely renovated area devoted to high quality catering.

THE EXHIBITIONS

FIRENZE SU MISURA: WUNDERKAMMER
TAILOR-MADE FLORENCE: CABINETS OF CURIOSITIES

By OMA and Gruppo Editoriale, set-up by EligoStudio.
Six cabinets of curiosities hosting the works of 60 of the best Florence master craftsmen, divided according to theme areas – home décor, jewellery, leather, dressmaking, accessories, fragrances.
Featuring a theatre-set construction, projections of video-documentaries and live demonstrations by Florence master craftsmen.

LE SETTE MERAVIGLIE DELLA TOSCANA
THE SEVEN WONDERS OF TUSCANY

By Once.
A selection of the most qualified Tuscan master craftsmen identified thanks to a territorial research aiming at enhancing the productive features of various areas – alabaster, ceramics, cutlery, bronze, marble, gold and tobacco.
The exhibition also features projections dedicated to the relationship between man and matter.
The project also includes an experiential programme with tastings and rare live demonstrations.

OUTSIDE MIDA 2019 | Tours and Workshops

From 24th April to 1st May 2019, during the 83rd International Artisan Fair, visitors and exhibitors of the Fair will be given an exclusive and exceptional opportunity to participate for free in the following activities:

GUIDED TOURS OF THE OPIFICIO DELLE PIETRE DURE RESTORATION WORKSHOPS

Visitors and exhibitors will have the chance to visit for free the prestigious restoration workshops of the Opificio delle Pietre Dure, located inside the Fortezza da Basso, where invaluable works of art are preserved.

Visits can be booked on the following days and times:

  • Wednesday, 24th April 2019 from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m.
  • Friday, 25th April 2019 from 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 27th April 2019 from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m.
  • Monday, 29th April 2019 from 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

This activity is restricted to Fair ticket holders, who will be requested to show the ticket at the check-point before the visit.

Book your visit on https://www.eventbrite.com/e/biglietti-mida-2019-visite-guidate-ai-laboratori-di-restauro-dellopificio-delle-pietre-dure-59152942042

GUIDED TOURS OF THE FORTEZZA DA BASSO VAULTS

In co-operation with MUS.E Association, visitors and exhibitors will be able to visit for free the vaults of the Fortezza da Basso.

The tour itinerary starts at Porta a Faenza gate, incorporated in the Medicean fortress, subsequently exploring part of the underground path and then climbing one of the 16th-century ramparts.

Visits can be booked on the following days and times on MUS.E website:

  • Sunday, 28th April 2019: from 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 p.m. and from 11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
  • Monday, 29th April 2019: from 3.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

The maximum number of visitors allowed for each tour is 25-30 people and each tour lasts about 50 minutes.

This activity is restricted to Fair ticket holders, who will be requested to show the ticket at the check-point before the visit.

Book your visit on http://musefirenze.it/visite-guidate-alla-fortezza-da-basso/

PAPERMAKING WORKSHOPS “Percorsi di Carta” (Paper Itineraries)

During the Fair, visitors and exhibitors will have the opportunity to participate for free in “Percorsi di Carta” (Paper Itineraries) workshops, taking place inside the premises of the Atelier Artigianelli in via dei Serragli 104.

These workshops offer theorical-practical activities linked with papermaking and intended for an audience of all ages.

The Workshop is in co-operation with the “Associazione Museo della Carta di Pescia Onlus” and “Impresa Sociale Magnani di Pescia”.

Activities may be booked on the following days and times:

  • Friday, 26th April 2019:
    10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
    11:00 – 12:00 a.m.
    12:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 27th April 2019:
    3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    5:00 – 6.00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 30th April 2019:
    10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
    11:00 – 12:00 a.m.
    12:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

This activity is restricted to Fair ticket holders, who will be requested to show the ticket at the check-point before the visit.

BOOK YOUR VISIT HERE https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mida-2019-laboratori-di-fabbricazione-della-carta-percorsi-di-carta-tickets-59589150754

BUY THE FAIR TICKET HERE
https://mostraartigianato.ticka.it/index.php?lang_id=en